approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gabe's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gabe Saporta comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gabe Saporta - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Gabe Saporta" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gabe a little better. This page describes the disguise Saporta wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Gabe Saporta frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Saporta, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Gabe does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Gabe Saporta seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Gabe dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Saporta likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Gabe Saporta respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Saporta's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Gabe Saporta has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Gabe Saporta spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Gabe exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Saporta shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Gabe Saporta comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Saporta also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Gabe Saporta also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Gabe often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally, if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will strongly resist Gabe Saporta and his objectives. Saporta might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.